One of the few demographic labels that I will accept is that of ‘Generation X’, an indicator that I fell in a range that embraces ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation.’  I also remember stupid things like the fact that there used to be special television just for Saturday mornings, phones used to need a wire attached to the wall and the “Save” icon on your computer represents a physical disk that we used to keep in our backpacks for storage reasons.  Of course, every generation has it’s own touchstones, and the kids have gone from Fabian to Sean Cassidy to…  I dunno, what do kids like today?  Ariana Grande?  Let’s go with that, which will then leads us to our adolescent query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is in a range of Leif Garret through Zack Morris, but would split the difference and call David Hasselhoff, asking: Without giving your age, which teen idol of your childhood/teen years would tell us roughly when you were born?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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